pittsburgh spring engagement session

By April 17, 2019 No Comments

Meet Nadya + Chris!

Her email read:

“I have been following you on social media and dreaming about when I would be able to finally have you photograph my wedding day! Well…that day has come!!”

They met 2.5 years prior while they both worked at a dry cleaners. By the time they committed to dating, it was right before she was heading back to Saint Vincent for her final semester of undergrad.  He promised he would never go a weekend without seeing seeing her-and he kept his promise! He took buses, trains….whatever he had to, but he kept his promise every.single.weekend!

He proposed to her on the night of her Masters graduation!

Downtown Pittsburgh Spring Engagement Session


They started out with the cutest spring inspired outfits! Look how dapper he is!

It had rained BUCKETS moments before we started. As a matter of fact, on my drive down, I began brainstorming “back up” plans as to where we could go if it was activity raining when I arrived. I was kind of looking forward to it to be honest! Some people are scared of the rain and perhaps I could understand if we were doing a country session where there would be lots of mud…but the rain makes all the colors more vibrant especially with concrete. The city was in full bloom and with the saturated colors, it was gorgeous! We really couldn’t have picked a more prime time to do the session!

I love the greens in the images!

Did you know: In Hollywood, prior to shooting a street scene they hose down the concrete because it brings out reflections and depth…it just films better. Pay attention the next time you watch a film. Almost ALWAYS the ground will be wet.

I also love puddles….so we had to do a few fun shots!


And you can’t do a downtown Pittsburgh city engagement session without incorporating at least one bridge!

I love how playful they were!


Nadya and Chris…thanks for hanging out with me in the city and putting up with all of my crazy ideas! Look Squirrel!! <3